Words of wisdom from Joshua Levy, winner of the 2017 CNFC/carte blanche creative nonfiction prize and one of the readers selecting the 2018 shortlist
Deborah Campbell delivered the keynote presentation on May 6, 2017. Following that, Joy Kogawa was in conversation with Hal Wake.
On May 6, 2017, CNFC founding member Andreas Schroeder gave a much-anticipated workshop about the personal essay as part of the organization’s annual conference. An audio recording of this workshop is now available for all CNFC members. Workshop description: The personal essay is one of the most flexible forms in creative nonfiction. It can include elements of every other genre there is. It can be lyrical, rhetorical, formal, or informal. Its apparent looseness (“a sally through a mazy mind,” as…
Congrats to Joshua Levy on being selected as this year’s winner of the CNFC/carte blanche creative nonfiction contest. Joshua’s piece, “A Chaotic Jumble of Infinite Possibility,” will be published in an upcoming issue of carte blanche. Below is a clip of the author reading an excerpt from it.
A limited number of tickets are available to members and non-members wishing to attend JUST the Saturday morning of this year’s conference in Vancouver on May 6. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot!
At the 2016 CNFC conference in Banff, our sponsor Fitneff generously donated an adjustable standing desk to be given away to one lucky member at the annual general meeting — something they’ve agreed to do again this year in Vancouver. Janet Wilson tells us more. I pumped my fist into the air and yelled, “Yes!” I had won the prize at the 2016 Creative Nonfiction Collective Conference — a brand new Fitneff Sit Stand Desk. At the end of a great weekend…
The CNFC and carte blanche are pleased to announce their 2016–2017 creative nonfiction contest shortlist.
The winner will be announced on May 5 in Vancouver, BC at the 13th annual CNFC conference.
The shortlist was selected by contest judge, Andreas Schroeder.
“This year’s longlist was so impressive, and its three finalists so totally neck-and-neck, I may have to consult King Solomon for a few suggestions.” – Andreas Schroeder
carte blanche and the Creative Nonfiction Collective Society are pleased to announce the long list for our 2016-17 creative nonfiction competition: “To the Lighthouse” by Kelley Jo Burke (Regina, SK) “Doing Better” by Ann Cavlovic (Gatineau, QC) “Life and Good Fortune” by Patti Edgar (Calgary, AB) “Darkroom, Daydream” by Matthew Hollett (St. John’s, NL) “The Unicycle in My Garage” by Barb Howard (Calgary, AB) “Heavy Wait for Silence” by Lee Kvern (Okotoks, AB) “A Chaotic Jumble of Infinite Possibility” by…